Asbestos and its diseases



Asbestos and its diseases

edited by John E. Craighead, Allen R. Gibbs

Oxford University Press, 2008

  • : cloth

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This is the definitive reference work on the health effects of asbestos. It covers geology and mineralogy, industrial and commercial hygiene, cellular and molecular interactions, epidemiology of human diseases, physiology, lung function testing, clinical features, risk assessment, regulatory approaches, and absestos litigation. Comprehensive and well-balanced, it is a valuable resource for the many health professionals and lawyers involved in this area.


  • 1. From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878-1965
  • 2. Mineralogy of Asbestos
  • 3. Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure
  • 4. Epidemiology and Risk Assessment
  • 5. Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis via Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways
  • 6. Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Disease Associated with Asbestos Exposure
  • 7. Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure
  • 8. Malignant Disease of the Pleura, Peritoneum, and Other Serosal Surfaces
  • 9. Non-Thoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos
  • 10. Diagnostic Features and Clinical Evaluation of the Asbestos-Associated Disease
  • 11. Radiological Features of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases
  • 12. Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • 13. U.S. Governmental Regulatory Approaches and Actions
  • 14. Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma
  • 15. Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States
  • 16. Asbestos Exposure and Disease in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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